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Last Updated: 6 Dec 2018

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black New Model

8.8
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Review Summary - 652 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 341
sounds, stereo, loud, bass, price
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Sounds more like an AM station. ... Its about 50% sound quality of its predecessors.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic Speaker WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. ... I have always been into music and appreciated great sounding speakers and these deliver.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound definitely fills the room. ... Also the 8 hour battery life is shorter than most portable speakers, but honestly giving that up for the sound quality is not a tough decision!  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second speaker. ... Sound quality is great but could be louder (in my opinion).  ...  "
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" ...  HK Onyx 4 is the right speaker for me and my way of life on the back porch. ... Thanks HK for keeping up with the technology and the consumers dreams for rich beautiful sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  These speakers ROCK!! ... We have 2 and it sounds like a rock concert!  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker itself is as described, Awesome sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Very impressed with this speaker.  ...  "
Volume
 112
loud, volume, room, love this speaker, sounds
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Great sound don't even have to turn it up that loud to hear it at the beach.  ...  "
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" ...  love this small with outstanding sound speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding sound from such a small speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  This speaker has room-filling sound and plenty of volume.  ...  "
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" ...  it is a fine volume for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this speaker for a backyard party. ... Our yard is quite big so my first concern was sound quality and if it was going to be loud enough.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is amazing and loud. ... I listen to it every morning while getting ready at medium volume for 30 minutes or so and rarely have to charge it.  ...  "
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" ...  This new one sounds even better, even more clear and even with volume maxed out this speaker doesn’t disappoint or distort sound!  ...  "
Bass
 100
base, speaker, sound quality, onyx, deep
+93%
-7%
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" ...  An awesome speaker with clear distinct sound and room filling bass.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a bit reckless, and would feel more at ease with a square base.  ...  "
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" ...  Bass, mids, highs.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and the sound and bass on this are exactly what was I looking for.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker with a lot of bass  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome, full spectrum, sound with full bass spectrum that fills a room.  ...  "
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" ...  Had great bass and a very full sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is so amazing, even at low volumes you still get little bass bumps.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 84
speaker, speakers, portable, pairing, best bluetooth speaker
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Awesome Bluetooth speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  Best Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  best bluetooth speaker I’ve ever owned.  ...  "
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" ...  The app allows you to connect two or more Studio 4 speakers (up to 100+) all from one Bluetooth source and guides you on how to setup either "Stereo" or "Party" mode.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the best standalone Bluetooth speaker on the market.  ...  "
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" ...  The best bluetooth speaker I ever bought. ... I got 2 and they will sync together to stereo.  ...  "
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" ...  OMG THE BEST SOUNDS THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM ANY BLUETOOTH SPEAKER!!  ...  "
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" ...  what would you get if you were to bread a great reference speaker with a just "meh" small Bluetooth speaker? ... I can't say I found a better sound out of Bluetooth speakers than these so .  ...  "
Price
 75
speaker, money, especially, worth the price, worth the money
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The price was unbeatable.  ...  "
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" ...  I got my unit in on Thursday and I been smiling every time I play it,everyone that hear it want one and the price you better get one deep rich base no destortion clear I’m a Dj I know good sound only one thing if they could have fixed is when it’s not plugged in you getting about half the volume but when plugged in this unit is partying if you had 6 ⭐️ I would give them great speaker 👍  ...  "
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" ...  what a deal  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  More than I ever expected from a speaker in this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  For this price everyone needs it.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice speaker for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price too.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 55
speaker, bluetooth, sync, echo, via bluetooth
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I found that this model has a multi speaker option, so you can connect up to 4 speakers at the same time. ... Very complete device!  ...  "
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" ...  I will be buying more in the future to try the linking system  ...  "
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" ...  It's extremely portable, and it was super simple to link up to my phone's bluetooth, so we stream music easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone in the family was jealous of the speaker when he turned it on and started playing music.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a couple issues keeping the bluetooth connected to my Mac book pro but that be my Mac and not the speakers fault.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is awesome quality and I love how they can connect to other speakers wirelessly.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very Happy with the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  set up your speaker to use Siri with the hi app with the press of a button or just say hey Siri. ... You can’t go wrong with this speaker.  ...  "
Capacity
 48
house, party, parties, backyard, speaker
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We use it all over the house.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for family parties both indoors and outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this speaker to complete my new home gym ensemble in my basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly, I bought two #4 speakers in order to pair them in a "party" environment in order to keep the volume consistent across the house.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound definitely fills the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course, it is also much larger, and you need more room for it on your counter top if you plan for it to be used regularly, as I do.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound and the beat I use it for just working around the house and outside  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll probably buy another speaker so I can link them in the house.  ...  "
Battery Life
 46
life, hours, last, lasts, 8 hours
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Battery life is good, I think one time it last over 7 hours for sure.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life isn’t as long as I would like it to but still a great product for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  last's 6+ hours.  ...  "
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" ...  I own the earlier Onyx Studio which worked well except for the battery life but the new model seems to have corrected that problem.  ...  "
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" ...  The charge lasts several hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Time will tell if it can keep recharging more than 2 years from now.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to pair with different devices and good battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not run extensive battery tests, but the Onyx 4 survived a party outdoors at ~50% volume for about 3-4 hours without any warnings of low battery.  ...  "
Size
 36
size, speaker, big, large, larger
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This speaker sounds better than the flip and gets a bit louder without distortion, which would be expected for the extra $50 and larger size.  ...  "
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" ...  Almost as good as my old Bose Soundsock Portable.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is convienient, compact, and LOUD for what it is.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can transport it anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  -also related to the size. ... Yes, it's portable and there's a comfy handle in the book that makes moving the speaker very easy BUT it's large  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound just not loud enough for its size!  ...  "
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" ...  A little big compared to other portable devices but definitely worth it to me.  ...  "
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" ...  There are other speakers in its class which are lighter and easier to carry around. ... This is a little on the heavier and larger side to be considered "portable" but regardless it is great.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 22
speaker, years, stopped working, onyx, month
+41%
-59%
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" ...  if stopped working after 2 months jus the sound stopped  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it 9/13/2017, and it is not working.  ...  "
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" ...  my ueboom died within 2 years  ...  "
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" ...  After a Month it went off.  ...  "
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" ...  In August it basically stopped working. ... It lasted 3 months and they are zero help. ... It was about $150.00 and should have lasted longer.  ...  "
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" ...  These were very frustrating for me,even though i worked really hard to get a pair to work (actually 2 separate pairs) for me in stereo.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth feature stopped working after 4 months.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second Harman because our 3 year old one had stopped working. ... I had expected this one to give us 3 years of use as well and I am disappointed to have only been able to use it for 2 months! ... Very expensive speaker for a 2 month use.  ...  "
Frequencies
 20
highs, mids, treble, onyx, mid
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Deep bass and a full range of mid & highs.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is good for a speaker its size but the midrange and highs don't blow me away.  ...  "
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" ...  The lows are full, and the mids to highs are perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to use an equalizer to dial back the base, on some songs.  ...  "
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" ...  Mids and highs have room for improvement but better than anything in its current price range.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass thumps deeply with no distortion, and the highs and mids sound crystal clear.  ...  "
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" ...  And even though the Onyx has better mid / high range, the Aura still sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  The HK Onyx Studio 4 delivers crisp highs and smooth lows.  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
thanks, best, purchase, product, knockoff
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Best on time thanks  ...  "
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" ...  great deal on amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I expected  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks H&K !  ...  "
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" ...  Best product I have purchased from amazon ever.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than expected .  ...  "
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" ...  This is my brand new, Onyx 4. ... Amazon will be fixing this immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  I never write reviews but this is by far the best purchase I've ever made on Amazon!!  ...  "
As Gift
 17
husband, christmas, got, father, son
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My husband loved it!  ...  "
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" ...  Item was a gift got here quickly and worked great when opened!  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this for my husband at Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this speaker for my boyfriend for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a gift for my father as he always is buying Bluetooth speakers and we both agree that this one is a step above the rest in both volume and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift to my son.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift for my brother.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband for father’s day and he uses it all the time!  ...  "
Design
 17
looks, white, touch, sounds, piece
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The back of it is a velvety rubbery material that is nice to the touch, and with its weight, it just feels like a super high quality unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good and sounds Great!  ...  "
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" ...  Frickin' lol man. ... The build quality of the speakers seems fine and refined.  ...  "
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" ...  It's looks sexy and sounds sexy.  ...  "
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" ...  elegant and stylish  ...  "
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" ...  I own the 2nd gen, which I think the 2nd look nicer.  ...  "
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" ...  It's like the same music but amplified in terms of detail ... Nice touch and I think an indicator of how well thought out this device is in many ways by the engineers.  ...  "
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" ...  Pluses: it appears to be well made and looks sleek.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 15
simple, easy, sound, set, listen
+100%
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" ...  Setup with my echo dot was simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to carry along.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use. ... Setting up the first time was simple.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for the best sound quality this is it and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this sounds great way easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  I found pairing and manipulating the buttons was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Effortless to connect to.  ...  "
Delivery
 15
delivery, delivered, fast shipping, fast, studio 4
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Great little box.  ...  "
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" ...  Glad it was in a second box inside the open box.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery :) Thank you  ...  "
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" ...  Imaging my surprise when I opened the Amazon box and saw this monster.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping, item was exactly as described .  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time, and secure packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  My package came on time and arrived without any defects and was packaged nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it today and I’m glad i got it here, this is a true authentic H/K studio 4 in the box!!  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
speaker, outside, metal, legs, knock
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Solid in its construction.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass will rock your socks off.  ...  "
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" ...  The design and build quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Though I had some minor concerns about this being a knock-off, given the good price, it sure seems to be the genuine article in every way, from packaging to documentation to (most importantly) performance.  ...  "
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" ...  I like very much that wherever you put it, it is stable.  ...  "
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" ...  The back of it is a velvety rubbery material that is nice to the touch, and with its weight, it just feels like a super high quality unit.  ...  "
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" ...  You can only have these about 27 feet apart.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy metal not so much but that's ok bc it still sounds amazing  ...  "
Charging
 13
charging, battery, speaker, plugged, charger
+46%
-54%
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" ...  No way to charge the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not ship with charger.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging cable was not authentic and the box was opened  ...  "
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" ...  Biggest problem is battery does not stay charged.  ...  "
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" ...  My second speaker, while still at half charge, decided to shut off after 5 minutes of playing just today while out in my garage.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked but would not recharge.  ...  "
Controls
 11
speaker, button, press, songs, w
+73%
-27%
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" ...  nice feeling quality buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  when I show them the HK app and can distinguish a Left & Right channel.  ...  "
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" ...  set up your speaker to use Siri with the hi app with the press of a button or just say hey Siri.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to use an equalizer to dial back the base, on some songs.  ...  "
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" ...  I found pairing and manipulating the buttons was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Or when the song is low and quiet and the speaker will turn off.  ...  "
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" ...  like with acoustic songs.  ...  "
Cables
 11
cord, power cord, battery, via, power
+55%
-45%
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" ...  The power cord is sturdy, and not too short, as we find in many products. ... It takes a full charge overnight with this cord.  ...  "
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" ...  The end result is quite satisfactory, and greatly reduces the clutter of cables and boxes of the prior traditional component stack I'd been using.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound good on battery but has more base when connected to power cord.  ...  "
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" ...  I love all the cords as well that comes with the bluetooth just in case if you have to plug it in another device or product .  ...  "
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" ...  it comes with the power charger and cable to plug in or charge up the battery for an 8hr play.  ...  "
Returns
 11
bought, returning, happened, bluethooh, badly
+9%
-91%
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" ...  I bought one and I had to return it, it worked very badly the bluethooh the worst speaker I ever bought, the bluetoth works badly but very badly  ...  "
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" ...  Trying to get exchanged.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one and I had to return it, the bluethooh works very badly, I bought a second and it happened the same!  ...  "
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" ...  I understand or it is intentionally that these things have no return.  ...  "
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" ...  I was so fortunate that it happened within the return window of time.  ...  "
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" ...  Still considering returning this.  ...  "
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" ...  Both units are being returned via mail tomorrow.  ...  "
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" ...  I am returning this product after an hour. ... Not willing to risk a replacement  ...  "
For Kids
 10
loves, loved, wife, uses, speaker
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Bought this for my husband for father’s day and he uses it all the time!  ...  "
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" ...  Dad loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone loves it  ...  "
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" ...  I have the 3 series and loved mine so I bought this one for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Our teenagers love it!  ...  "
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" ...  Wife loves it.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes